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Apple Takes Aim at Trump in Australian Interview

A top Apple executive and former Obama official attacked the Trump administration in an interview with an Australian news outlet.

By NTK Staff | 11.20.2017 @2:00pm
Apple Takes Aim at Trump in Australian Interview

Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, blasted President Trump and his administration in a recent interview with news.com.au.

Jackson told the overseas outlet that it was hard to watch Trump’s presidency after years of working for President Obama at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ms Jackson is clearly troubled by the political direction of her country.

“I think our leadership — American leadership in the world — remains important and will be missed,” she said.

According to the Australian outlet, Jackson also criticized the man Trump appointed to run the EPA, Scott Pruitt.

Apple’s decision to allow a member of its executive leadership team to criticize the president with a foreign outlet is a continuation of a troubling pattern for the U.S. tech giant. CEO Tim Cook regularly spars with Trump in the news and has appeased authoritarian regimes like the one in China in order to broaden Apple’s markets.

Apple’s actions are about as far from Trump’s “America First” mantra as a company can get.

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